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The Manuscripts of the Muslim World project collection includes digital editions of manuscripts Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural heritage of Muslim lands from 1000 to 1900, covering mathematics, astrology, history, law, literature, as well as the Qur'an and Hadith. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, along with examples of Coptic, Samaritan, Syriac, Turkish, and...
Topics: Manuscripts, Islam, Arabic, Persian
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ptolemy, active 2nd century بطليموس،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 268. Spain, 1381. An extensive treatise on Aristotelian astronomy, considering the motion of the stars and planets in a spherical, geocentric universe. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 14th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Abū Maʻshar, -886 ابو معشر،
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 164. A collection of anonymous astrological and magical treatises. Also bound together with this manuscript is a lithographed copy of Kitāb fī al-tamām wa-al-kamāl by Abū Maʻshar. This book is in two parts, the first dealing with horoscopes of men and their signs the second with women. Each part has 12 sections. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Astrology--Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800, Islamic magic--Early works to...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Jurjānī, Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥasan, 1042 or 1043-1136 or 1137 جرجاني، اسماعيلبن حسن،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 189. 1300. Medical encyclopedia in 9 books, with discussions of physiology, anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, fevers, specific diseases, surgery, fractures, poisons, and antidotes. Includes indexes, although some leaves are missing. Most leaves re-margined with pink paper; a few leaves have original margins and extensive marginal notes or commentary (f. 255v-261r). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Medicine, Persian--Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Persian, Manuscripts, 14th century,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Khāzinī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān, active 1121 خازني، عبد الرحمن،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 386. 1250. Substantial sections from an illustrated treatise on the measurement of weight, with a historical introduction to theories of gravity and weighing in Greek and Arabic science; tables of densities of substances including metals, precious stones, solids, and liquids; and descriptions of different types of balances. 26 diagrams and 18 tables with a few marginal notes. A few catchwords have been added by later hands....
Topics: Balances (Weighing instruments)--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic--13th century, Scales...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn al-Qunfudh, Aḥmad ibn Ḥusayn, ǂd -1406 or 1407 ابن القنفذ، أحمد بن حسين، ǂd -1406 or 1407
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 481. Morocco?, 1400. Commentary on the summary of arithmetical operations by the late 13th- and early 14th-century scholar Ibn al-Bannāʼ. Demonstrates with examples the calculation of sums involving fractional numbers and square roots. Extensive marginal notes on a few leaves (p. 20-35). The first leaf is missing and the text ends abruptly. Several leaves have restored outer margins. Pages 189-194 missing text...
Topics: Arithmetic--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic--15th century, Mathematics, Arab--Early works...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Damīrī, Bahrām ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1333 or 1334-1402 or 1403 دميري، بهرام بن عبد الله،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 27 v.1. 1570. Commentary on the Mukhtaṣar of Shaykh Khalīl. This copy is very neatly written in 4 volumes in the same hand; fairly extensive worm damage though mostly confined to the margins; approximately 30 leaves missing from the beginning of volume 3, according to the earlier foliation. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Malikites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law, Malikites,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Marghīnānī, ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr, -1196 or 1197 مرغيناني، علي بن أبي بکر
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 143. 1500. Legal treatise written as a commentary on another of al-Marghīnānī's works, Bidāyat al-mubtadiʼ. Extensive tables of contents added to beginning of work. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Hanafites--Early works to 1800, Codices (bound manuscripts),...
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Oversize Ms. Codex 42. 1695. Two commentaries with the source-text in red and the commentary in brown. The first is on law and the Maliki madhhab and the second is on the orthography and readings of the Qurʼān. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law, Malikites, Manuscripts, Arabic--17th century, Codices (bound manuscripts), Qurʼans,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Apollonius, of Perga. Conics, Conics (Apollonius, of Perga), Mathematics, Arab -- Early works to...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Qurʼan -- Use -- Early works to 1800, Islamic magic -- Early works to 1800, Talismans -- Religious...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Bayḍāwī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar, -1286 بيضاوي، عبد الله بن عمر،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 45 v.1. 1550. Commentary on the Qurʼān in two volumes, copied in the same hand. Marginal additions in the same and later hands. A table of contents was added to the front flyleaves in nastʻaliq by a later hand. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Early works, Criticism, interpretation, etc, Manuscripts, Arabic--16th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
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Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections, Rendel Harris 38. 1800. Arabic-Syriac glossary divided by topic. Each entry consists of an Arabic word, its Syriac equivalent and the transliteration of the Syriac into Arabic letters. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Syriac language--Dictionaries--Arabic, Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, Syriac, Manuscripts, 19th...
Columbia University Libraries
by Kāshifī, Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ, -1504 or 1505
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Persian literature -- 747-1500, Fables, Persian, Manuscripts, Persian, Persian literature
Columbia University Libraries
by ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Biography -- Early works to 1800, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Prayers...
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Rare Book & Manuscript Library, LJS 203. France?, 1666. Collection of commentaries on Aristotle's works on logic by an Augustinian professor named Christophorus Labbaletrie (one on Porphyry's introduction to Aristotle's Categoriae, Labbaletrie's own commentary on the Categoriae, one on De interpretatione, and one on the Posterior analytics), and one attributed to a professor of philosophy named Larois, followed by an unattributed philosophical work and a commentary on Aristotle's Topics....
Topics: Logic--Early works to 1800 Codices, Philosophy--Early works to 1800 Commentaries, Manuscripts,...
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 441. Aleppo, 1562. Two works on alchemy copied together in different hands. The first, a 14th-century treatise based on the work of the 8th-century alchemist and chemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān, copied in A.H. 970 (1562); the second, a pseudo-Platonic work on alchemy with commentary (tafsīr) attributed to Jābir ibn Ḥayyān. Some marginal notes. The first work may be missing leaves after folio 51. Penn Libraries...
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 16th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283 قزويني، زكريا بن محمد،
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis O 41. 1827. Copy of ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt in Persian with diagrams and many color illustrations showing constellations, animals, plants, creatures and other wonders; the Arabic in the text is overlined in red. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Cosmography--Early works to 1800, Geography, Arab--Early works to 1800, Zoology--Pre-Linnean works,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Qurʼan -- Manuscripts, Qurʼan, Islam -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Astronomy -- Tables -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Arab -- Early works to 1800, Calendars --...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn Kabūlakh, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻĪsá ابن كبولخ، محمد بن علي بن عيسى
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize Ms. Codex 43. 1852. Book on Shiʻī esoteric wisdom. Relates to the Alawī Ghulāt community. Concerning doctrines and beliefs. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Nosairians, Nosairians, Codices, Stamps (Provenance), Manuscripts, Arabic--19th century
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Damīrī, Bahrām ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1333 or 1334-1402 or 1403 دميري، بهرام بن عبد الله،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 27 v.2. 1570. Commentary on the Mukhtaṣar of Shaykh Khalīl. This copy is very neatly written in 4 volumes in the same hand; fairly extensive worm damage though mostly confined to the margins; approximately 30 leaves missing from the beginning of volume 3, according to the earlier foliation. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Malikites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law, Malikites,...
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 166. 1760. Copy of the Pentateuch and Historical Books (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings and Chronicles). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 17th century, Bibles, Codices (bound manuscripts), Illuminations...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Rāzī, Fakhr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar, 1149 or 1150-1210 رازي، فخر الدين محمد بن عمر،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 404. Iran?, 1200. Summary of the branches of knowledge, including the Qurʼān, ḥadīth, and history of Islam; grammar, rhetoric, and logic; medicine, anatomy, and pharmacology; gems and talismans; agriculture and veterinary science; geometry, geodesy, weight, arithmetic, and algebra; music; astronomy, astrology, and magic; theology, ethics, and political science. Marginal notes in a later hand. Pages missing at...
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Persian--Early works to 1600 Manuscripts, Persian, Manuscripts,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Sufism -- Early works to 1800, Religious life -- Islam -- Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Arabic,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Calligraphy, Persian -- Early works to 1800, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian --...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Shīʻah -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Arabic, Shīʻah
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn Malak, ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ابن ملك، عبد اللطيف بن عبد العزيز
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 147. 1500. Commentary on Manār al-anwār fī uṣūl al-fiqh; table of contents added to the beginning. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800, Hanafites--Early works to 1800,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Khaṭīb al-Tamartāshī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1532 or 1533-1595 or 1596 خطيب التمرتاشي، محمد بن عبد الله،
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Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections, Rendel Harris 56. 1718. Neatly written copy of a book on Ḥanafī jurisprudence and followed by a second work, an abridgment of Wiqāyah al-riwāyah fī masā'il al-hidāyah, on the same topic. A table of contents and an introduction with marginal text precede the main text, with a second, less formally formatted table of contents right before the main text (f. 34). Some collation notations are visible in the far outer margins along with...
Topics: Hanafites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Wāqidī, Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar, 747 or 748-823 واقدي، محمد بن عمر،
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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Penn Museum 29-201-710. 1778. In the introduction, the author says that this is a retelling of the conquest of Syria and Iraq (Futūḥ al-Shām wa-al-ʻIrāq). The author states that 'the people of this time of ours' (ahl zamāninā hādhā) like reading conquest literature, so he has borrowed from the futūḥ works of both Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Ṭalamankī [al-Maʻāfirī] and Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar...
Topics: Fascimiles, Islamic bindings (Binding), Full covers, Envelope flaps (features), Manuscripts,...
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize Ms. Codex 26 v.1. 1674. A copy in two volumes, in good condition, of Ibn ʻAbd al-Barr's compilation of companions of the Prophet Muḥammad. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Hadith--Authorities--Early works to 1800, Hadith--Authorities, Friends and associates, Early works,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Digitized as part of the Muslim World Manuscripts Project, 2018-2020, funded by CLIR
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Topics: Islamic magic, Talismans -- Religious aspects -- Islam, Manuscripts, Arabic
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Islamic magic -- Early works to 1800, Talismans -- Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Persian
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Special Collections, BV 56. 1924. Small notebook of invocations and talismans, some associated with the name ʻAbd Allāh al-Arḍī (p. 1, [13]). Pages are written on one side only. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Islamic magic, Talismans, Manuscripts, 20th century, Manuscripts, Arabic, Codices (bound...
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by John, of Parma, 13th cent
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 470. Siena, 1533. Collection of medical recipes, folk remedies, charms, and spells, including a Hebrew translation of John of Parma's medical treatise, Practicella. Diagrams and notes added by later hands at the beginning of the manuscript (f. 1v-3v). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Medicine--Early works to 1800 Codices 16th century, Jewish magic--Early works to 1800 Diagrams...
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, Turkish, Sufism -- Early works to 1800, Islam -- Prayers and...
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by ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Biography -- Early works to 1800, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632,...
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by Apicius
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Folio Inc P-762. 1475. Cookery book attributed to Apicius. Appears to consist of excerpts from the De re coquinaria. In ten sections or books, each with its own title or heading. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Cookery--Early works to 1800, Codices, Cookbooks, Recipes, Manuscripts, Latin--15th century,...
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Qurʼan -- Manuscripts, Qurʼan, Manuscripts, Arabic -- New York (State) -- New York, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn al-Bahāʼ, Abu ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ابن البهاء، ابو عبد الله محمد
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 455. Egypt?, 1400. Two treatises on alchemy. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Codices, Treatises, Manuscripts, Arabic--14th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Bannānī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, 1720 or 1721-1780 بناني، محمد بن الحسن،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 21 v.4. 1268. A commentary on Zurqānī's commentary on the Mukhtaṣar of Khalīl ibn Isḥāq al-Jundī. This copy is in 4 volumes, with the fourth volume being in a less formal hand and of smaller dimensions. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Malikites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law, Malikites,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn Faḍl Allāh al-ʻUmarī, Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá, 1301-1349 ابن فضل الله العمري، احمد بن يحيى،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 447. Aleppo, 1710. Descriptions and illustrations of domestic and wild animals, birds, insects, marine animals, plants, stemless plants, and herbs. Sources include Dioscorides, Galen, and Ibn al-Bayṭār. The larger, encyclopedic work of which the text of this manuscript is a part, also includes cosmography, geography, history, and biography. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Botany--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Zoology--Pictorial works--Early...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ghazzālī, 1058-1111 غزالي،
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 150. 1689. Neatly copied selections from Iḥyāʼ ʻulūm al-dīn, includes the 10 chapters from rubʻ al-muhlikāt. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islam--Customs and practices--Early works to 1800, Islamic ethics--Early works to 1800,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Arabic alphabet -- Writing, Alphabet books, Penmanship, Arabic, Manuscripts, Arabic
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 1918. 1500. Set of texts about geomancy. The second is a commentary and abridgement of a longer work on geomancy (ʻilm al-raml) by ʻUmar ibn Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī al-Khitāʼī. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Divination--Religious aspects--Islam, Geomancy, Codices (bound manuscripts), Tables (documents),...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475 قوشجي، على بن محمد
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 400. Iran?, 1494. Commentary on the Zīj Gūrgānī, also known as the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sulṭānī, which comprised tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand, completed in 1447. The tables themselves are not included. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Codices (bound manuscripts), Commentaries, Diagrams, Annotations...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 459. Mosul?, Iraq, 1193. Early copy of the long form of this popular treatise presented as a letter from Aristotle to Alexander the Great on statecraft, astronomy, astrology, magic, and medicine. The ending of the manuscript is missing; the text breaks off during a discussion of magical alphabets. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Education of princes--Early works to 1800 Codices, Kings and rulers--Duties--Early works to 1800...
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by Ghamrī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1499 or 1500 غمري، احمد بن محمد،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 1963. 1772. Work on alchemy. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Divination--Religious aspects--Early works to 1800, Islamic magic--Early works to 1800,...
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Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections, Rendel Harris 36. 1784. Copy of the New Testament; missing leaves at the front; begins with the third word of Matthew 1:22. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Christianity, Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 18th century, Codices (bound manuscripts),...
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by Ṣūfī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻUmar, 903-986
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Islamic astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Persian,...
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Islam -- Prayers and devotions, Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, Persian, Islam
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 226. England and Spain, 1410. Collection of astrological and astronomical diagrams gathered from 3 earlier manuscripts. After a later parchment bifolium (f. 1-2, with inscription dated 1861 and 18th- or 19th-century English title) come 3 leaves from an early 15th-century English manuscript, perhaps the manuscript book dated 1410 referred to in the title on the later bifolium, possibly from the Liber juratus Honorii,...
Topics: Astrology--Early works to 1800 Codices 15th century, Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Fragments...
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by Ibn Hishām, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Yūsuf, 1309-1360
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Arabic language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Arabic -- New York (State) -- New...
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 51. Syria?, 1400. Collection of encrypted correspondence between the compiler and various correspondents, in approximately 150 alphabets, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters in Arabic. The compiler cites Shihāb al-Dīn al-Jindī al-ʻAlāʼī, Burhān al-Dīn al-Qudsī, and Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar al-Ḥusaynī as authorities for some of the alphabets. The manuscript is incomplete, lacking...
Topics: Alphabets--Specimens Codices, Alphabets (symbols), Manuscripts, Arabic--15th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Firdawsī فردوسي
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis O 53. 1592. Complete, illustrated copy of the Shāhnāmah with 21 miniatures; no rubrications between f. 197v-373v. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Epic poetry, Persian--Early works to 1800, Persian poetry--747-1500, Illumination of books and...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 44. India?, 1756. Collection of ghazals (love poems) and rubāʻīyāt (quatrains) with an introduction. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Persian poetry--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Persian, Ghazals, Persian Manuscripts, 18th...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Devotional literature, Islam -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works...
Columbia University Libraries
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Topics: Zoroastrians -- Liturgy, Manuscripts, Avestan, Manuscripts, Persian, Zoroastrians
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Topics: Islam -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800, Shīah -- Prayers and devotions -- Early...
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Topics: Astronomy, Arab -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Greek -- Early works to 1800, Astrolabes --...
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Topics: Astrology, Arab -- Early works to 1800, Talismans -- Religious aspects -- Early works to 1800,...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 409. 1600. Two brief alchemical works written by a father for his son. Encoded alphabets are used occasionally in the manuscript, and a key is included (f. 3r). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Islamic magic--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts,...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 40. 1750. Collection of prayers, including several based on the Āyat al-Kursī, and several others for each day of the week. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Islamic magic--Early works...
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by Faraḍī, Maḥmūd ibn Abī Bakr, 1246 or 1247-1300 فرضي، محمود بن ابي بكر،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 436. 1347. 14th-century copy of a late 13th-century manual on the mathematics of the Islamic law of inheritance, in the form of a paragraph by paragraph commentary on the Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah of 12th-century legal and mathematical scholar Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Sajāwandī. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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by John XXI, Pope, -1277
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 236. Italy, 1450. Medical miscellany with almost the first half of the volume devoted to a copy of Thesaurus pauperum, a compilation of remedies for a variety of diseases frequently attributed to Petrus Hispanus, later Pope John XXI. The remainder includes a work by Arnaldus de Villanova, a partial copy of a work by Johannes de Rupescissa, a work attributed to Ramon Llull, and several other unattributed collections of...
Topics: Medicine--Early works to 1800 Codices 15th century, Medicine--Formulae, receipts,...
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by Paolo, Veneto, approximately 1370-1428
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 224. Verona?, Italy, 1425. Commentary on Aristotle's Posterior analytics, in which syllogistic reasoning is applied to scientific proof or demonstration. The first and second gatherings end with the text written in the lower margin of the last verso, as if lacking space and nevertheless finishing before the start of the next gathering (f. 13v, 23v). Occasional marginal corrections and notes. Penn Libraries Catalog:...
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Topics: Qurʼan -- Readings -- Early works to 1800, Qurʼan -- Recitation -- Early works to 1800, Qurʼan,...
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Topics: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800, Būṣīrī, Sharaf al-Dīn...
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by Ḥusaynī, Ibrāhīm, active 15th century حسيني، ابراهيم،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 403. Herat, Afghanistan, 1499. Working notes of an alchemist, who signs himself as the compiler and composer of the manuscript (f. 127v). Lacking at least one leaf at the beginning, if not more (early pagination begins at 2, f. 1r), with repairs on extant first and last leaves. Includes a commentary on an unknown text and references to the concept of balance found in the work of 8th-century alchemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān...
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Codices (bound manuscripts), Anthologies, Commentaries, Stamps...
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by Khāqānī, Afz̤al al-Dīn Shirvānī, approximately 1126-1198 or 1199 خاقانى، افضل الدين شروانى،
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis O 60. 1550. Copy of the complete works of Khāqānī with four illustrations and three illuminated page openings. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Persian poetry--747-1500, Persian literature--747-1500, Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
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Topics: Islam -- Prayers and devotions, Mysticism -- Islam, Manuscripts, Arabic, Islam
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by Ibn Ghāzī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 1437 or 1438-1513
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Topics: Qurʼan -- Specimens, Manuscripts, Arabic
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Topics: Qurʼan -- Manuscripts, Qurʼan, Manuscripts, Arabic
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by Kāshānī, Yaḥyá ibn Aḥmad, active 14th century كاشاني، يحيى بن احمد،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 296. Iṣfahān?, Iran, 1320. Mathematical treatise with frequent marginal notes by multiple hands. Some of the marginal notes are textual variants or corrections, sometimes in red and corresponding to red overlining in the text. Later added table of contents (f. i verso-iii recto). Ribbon or thread tied in the outer margin as a marker (f. 118). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Mathematics, Arab--Early works to 1800 Early works, Mathematics, Arab Codices (bound manuscripts),...